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CLAAS India virtually launches a new series of Straw Balers

P. Godha Hiranmayee
P. Godha Hiranmayee

CLAAS introduced two of its most advanced straw balers- MARKANT 650 high- pressure square baler & globally renowned ROLLANT 520RF round baler in India. 

In a landmark development, CLAAS India, a 100% subsidiary of German Agri-machinery conglomerate CLAAS KGaA, recently announced the virtual launch of its new range of straw balers, highlighting CLAAS’ contribution to the cause of crop residue management & effort taken to adapt to the new normal. During this first of a kind virtual Agri-machinery launch, CLAAS introduced two of its most advanced straw balers- MARKANT 650 high-pressure square baler & globally renowned ROLLANT 520RF round baler. 

Equipped with extended draw bar & dual drive shaft, MARKANT 650 has a wide straw pick-up span of 1.85m with pick-up height adjustment via control cable from the tractor cab (hydraulic optional). To prevent damage, it comes fitted with slip clutch & shear bolt. The legendary CLAAS Knotter (patented since 1921) provides stable knots in the bales under all crop conditions. This knotter is suitable for different kinds of binding material & can be easily adjusted for different baling lengths. MARKANT 650 has storage capacity of 10 twine spools that allows longer working duration without the need of refill. The twine box is placed in such a manner that it is easily accessible for the operator. 

ROLLANT 520RF, with pick-up width of 2.1m, a rugged design & reliability in the most challenging operating conditions, has established itself as the world’s top-selling straw baler. Reinforced rollers, intelligent chain lubrication and ROTO FEED system ensure that it stays that way. In the ROTO FEED system, a high-performance rotor draws the forage in, accelerates it into the fixed chamber & ensures very high compaction. Its intelligent lubrication system tensions & lubricates the drive chains automatically & adjusts the quantity of oil to requirements. 

During the exciting launch event, Mrityunjaya Singh, Managing Director, CLAAS Agricultural Machinery Pvt Ltd. Stated, “CLAAS India strongly believes that technological intervention can help in reducing impact on the environment generated from crop stubble burning. Our new series of straw balers especially the ROLLANT 520RF, are the appropriate solution for making bales in adequate sizes which makes them ideal for the ethanol & biogas plants in India that use crop residue as raw material.” 

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